Subsidised energy prices in france: tpn – tarif de première nécessité (“basic needs” electricity price) and tss – tarif spécial de solidarité (special solidarity price for natural gas)
Some members of the CERN personnel residing in France have received a letter informing them that they are eligible for the “TPN” and/or “TSS” subsidised energy prices.
The Organization has been in contact with the French authorities and it seems that these subsidised energy prices, for which the eligibility criteria have recently been modified, are not applicable to members of the CERN personnel.
The Organization therefore asks the members of the personnel concerned to call the freephone number (numéro vert)* given on the letter that they received to say that they do not wish to benefit from these subsidised energy prices.
On this matter, the Organization would like to recall that most social benefits and subsidies are granted only when the financial means of the individual concerned are below fixed ceilings. This is generally not the case for members of the CERN personnel.
For this reason, and notably in line with the Code of Conduct, the Organization expects the members of its personnel to refrain from unduly obtaining such social benefits or subsidies and, where necessary, to take the necessary steps to relinquish them.
*From France: 0 800 333 123 for the TPN and 0 800 333 124 for the TSS.